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May 18, 2018
Big Up 
by: Simon Kirui 

Hi, I came across this website as I was trying to look for proper tools necessary for filming. The answers I got is incredible. 
Big up!


May 14, 2018
We'll See... 
by: Bryan Knowles 

I am a junior history major at a private liberal arts school. This summer I am looking to expand my portfolio by creating a documentary about an individual from the Civil War who was instrumental in the development of this part of the UpperCumberland region of Tennessee. I happened upon this site yesterday at the beginning of my research. Will it prove helpful? I hope so, but that remains to be seen. Thankful that people out there are investing in aspiring filmmakers like this.


May 11, 2018
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jump off cliff - then grow wings 
by: Jere' Whitney 

Several years ago, I answered a Craigslist ad placed by a retired USAID diplomat who wanted someone to copy edit and punch up his oral history. I had never been paid to write before and barely knew what USAID was. Nevertheless,I jumped off the cliff, grew wings, and got the gig, which is archived in the Library of Congress and quoted in diplomatic training journals. That cliff dive launched my professional career as a writer/editor/critic.
When I got asked to help with a documentary by a guy who's been in the film industry for ten years, I said sure. (I've never written a documentary.) I then searched online for help. And, wow! There was Faith's site! The information is presented in an easy-to-learn way; and, more importantly, it presumes the reader will be successful. I jumped again and found my wings. Thank you so much. I will be back again and again.

May 08, 2018
unsure 
by: Travis 

honestly im a musician and aspiring photographer I just wanted more platforms for my music so ive been researching filmmaking. I am so confused on where to start how to market myself im hoping on getting good tips from you all. thank you for your time


May 04, 2018
Hello! 
by: Yen Yau 

Hi there,

My name is Yen and I am the Outreach Programme Manager for The Grierson Trust, a UK wide new entrant training initiative for 18-25 year olds who want to work in factual programme making.
Looking forward to reading/hearing from/sharing/learning from members of the site.
Thanks, Yen


Apr 26, 2018
Changing Gears 
by: Violet 

I have spent the last 15 years teaching every aspect of journalism, basically running a small business with students as employees, and now I'm looking to get off on my own and start a career for myself and my family. This site had some great information, so I thought I'd stop in from time to time and see what's going on around me. Time for me to learn!

This site has offered great advice, and I hope I can put it to good use.


Apr 16, 2018
Thank You!!! 
by: Red Sanders jr 

Faith, I've been looking for a website like this for years! Now that I've found it I will stay here!!! I'm not a Pro and yet I'm looking forward to learn as much as I can from you and from ALL of the People in the Documentary World! I have no words to express my gratitude for delivering so much valuable information for free!!! Again: Thank You so Much!
Red Sanders jr.


Apr 08, 2018
New 
by: Hakeem 

I am glad to be part of this family. And ready to for new innovation in Documentary world.


Apr 06, 2018
Glad to be here 
by: Doug Block 

Hi Faith and Everyone,

I'm a longtime documentary filmmaker, as well as the founder and co-host of The D-Word, a worldwide discussion forum for documentary professionals. Since this is an html-free zone, I'll just say that you can find us by simply adding a (dot)com to d-word.

I've known of Desktop Documentaries for a long time, and am grateful that Faith directs many of you to The D-Word as an additional resource (and we happily reciprocate). But I'll admit I'm only now checking this website out in depth and it's absolutely awesome. I can't think of a better resource for anyone just starting out making docs. And really helpful, as well, to those like myself who've been doing them for many years. The thing about independent documentary filmmaking is you never ever stop learning and growing in both the art and craft. 

Anyway, very happy to make your acquaintance at long last. And thrilled to be complimenting Faith's great work in building and sustaining a worldwide community of doc filmmakers!

All the best,
Doug


Apr 06, 2018
Great for beginners 
by: siobhan-p 

This course is great if you are a beginner and have never ventured out into the world of filming. I am a filmmaker with a media degree but it was still useful if you haven't filmed in ages.


Apr 01, 2018
Gratitude 
by: Damon Banks 

Greetings everyone,
I am a professional musician / composer with 25 + experience, and I am on the verge of creating my first documentary. I promised myself that I will enjoy the ride - no matter what, so wish me luck! I'm sending everyone in this community positive energy, and a strong visualization for a successful future.


Mar 28, 2018
Mr. 
by: Newton Barabara 

I'm glad to be part of this great creative community. Hope to improve in making new documentaries. I am a filmmaker.


Mar 23, 2018
Eye Opener 
by: Prince Boateng 

At last some real boost. 
Am a newbie in doc film making and am starting my first doc... Am so excited am here.. This site just refueled my dying lamp...boo yah!!!


Mar 23, 2018
Love it! Love it!! Love it!!! 
by: Dear Durand 

I am obviously pleased with the site, I find it user friendly and the content is very relevant indeed.

Just finished my 7-Day Documentary Crash Course with Faith Fuller. The pathway to Documentary Film making is less daunting, I am certainly a lot more confident and I am actually getting excited about making my documentary.

DD
Lagos, Nigeria


Mar 14, 2018
Still learning 
by: Jon Pedersen 

Your site is a welcome resource for me, especially after 40+ years of documentary filmmaking! (I really need it to help me keep up.) lol Thanks!


Mar 12, 2018
TV is life 
by: Thabang 

Gat mad love for TV as a third year student at AFDA johannesburg and i hope this site comes in very handy in aiding my academics


Mar 07, 2018
Lamp in the night for me 
by: Praveen Kumar 

THANKS for your site.. I mean OUR site. Desktop Documentaries is just like a LAMP in my dark night.


Mar 06, 2018
New member introduction 
by: Ric 

Thanks for the support. I love acting, directing, and writing. I want to make small skits and public service announcements for young people facing bullying. I am taking a film writing class and the class assignment is a mini documentary. So I am here to learn.


Mar 02, 2018
A guiding light 
by: Nigel 

Being a novice documentary maker, this site is just the companion I need. Great!


Feb 23, 2018
Thanks for accepting me 
by: Philani 

Hi I am Philani. I am very interested to learn more about documentary producing. I have a passion for this type of genre. Currently working on a project about a labour strike. Hoping desktop documentaries will provide me a platform to share the best practices with other experts on the documentaries.

Looking forward communicating with you.


Feb 21, 2018
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Great Resource! 
by: Carol 

So glad I found you. I'm looking forward to growing as a documentary producer and it looks like this site is the perfect tool that can help me on my journey.


Feb 21, 2018
New 
by: Dorothy 

Hello, My name is Dorothy and i am new to this site. I am helping a very talented friend get his business up and rolling. So in the process i am learning new things to. Thank you letting me join. Can't wait to see what i will learn.


Feb 09, 2018
Amazing 
by: Shabir 

Lucidly framed and useful information available on your website. Incredibly helpful for beginners like me particularly the sections on purchase of suitable cameras. Your website will become a reference for me in future


Feb 08, 2018
HEAL THE WORLD WITH LOVE 
by: Anonymous 

FRESHER HERE !! THINK THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE. WANT TO SPREAD LOVE AND UNITY THROUGH A DOCUMENTARY


Feb 08, 2018
Incredible 
by: Hope Hornish 

Thank you for giving me the basic principles to get started. Excited to see how my documentary ends up.


Feb 04, 2018
Teach The World To Sing! 
by: Buddy 

Hi, appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Much love and light, Buddy Mix


Jan 22, 2018
Excited! 
by: Gisella Luna 

Hello I’m Gisella. Im a theater and journalism major. I started filming a DACA documentary in my home town but had trouble getting the editing started and even finishing the recording was so difficult for me I just felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. I hope this website helps me out in terms of finishing this project and giving me more tips.


Jan 20, 2018
Testing the Waters 
by: Nisha Hope 

HI I'm a theatre and film student from the Caribbean and looking to build capacity in documentary film making. I trust your platform allows for networking and community spirited.


Dec 29, 2017
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Having a little Faith 
by: James 

I've known Faith for a few years now. Her most ingenious website has been such a breath of fresh air to the struggling documentarian/filmmaker wanting to learn this venerable craft.

Up until Desktop Documentaries, finding resources available was almost an insurmountable challenge. What few resources that were available had to be paid for.

I have had the pleasure and the privilege to watch as Faith's website improved and grew, and how her subscribers grew exponentially in the few short years since I discovered her website. I learned so very much coming here, and everything that I learned here, I never had to pay a penny for all of her invaluable information. It is amazing and wonderful to see that she's grown so much, that she now has to hire assistants and employees to handle the enormous loads that are continuously arriving daily because it has grown too much for her to handle alone.

As the title suggests, all you need is "Having a little Faith." Thank you Faith, for always being there for us, the wannabe filmmakers as myself, and to everyone needing, seeking and wanting to know what you do so well.

All my best,

James


Dec 29, 2017
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Grateful 
by: FJ 

I'm truly grateful for the knowledge I've gained from the awesome information you've provided me--a very novice filmmaker. Wishing you continued success. (When my documentary is done, I'll yell "hallelujah!", and certainly will let you know... I've been working on it for 5 years--funding is my biggest issue.)

Happy New Year,
FJ


Dec 18, 2017
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From Manhattan to Mangaf (Kuwait) via Hollywood 
by: Mary 

As a former documentary film festival producer, I have a special passion for docs. Having lived in Kuwait for more than 8 years, I have at least one story to share from this part of the world looking at life through a different lens from the States on the topics of sexual improprieties and pedophilia. Perhaps this course can help me.


Dec 08, 2017
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great experiance 
by: Ibrahim 

Ibrahim from kenya county 008 
it is a great experiance to be in this platform to learn something.


Dec 03, 2017
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Insightful 
by: Daniel Jeffrey Akpaloo 

Surfing the internet I came across such a wonderful platform . I'm from the national film and television institute (NAFTI) Ghana. I sincerely believe this platform will generate great ideas with the intention of elevating people and society.


Nov 28, 2017
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Thumbs up 
by: Enokenwa Burnley 

I am very honored and I say many thank you for this great and wonderful idea to help people like us through this platform. I believe with what I have learned so far, my documentary is going to be one of the best.


Nov 18, 2017
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Giant Thank YOU 
by: James 

Everything that I’ve learned on your site has helped me to the utmost on my documentary journey. A BIG Mountain of " THANK YOU’S " for all your support !!! Sincerely …… james


Nov 14, 2017
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How to run a small Movie Industry 
by: Joseph K. Bahulule 

Hello Dear All,

My name is Joseph Bahulule and I am incredibly happy to be part of this fimmakers' team.

Since March 2013, I have been working with young people to produce short film about different sociocultural problems that affect human lives in Malawi generally, but especially in Dzaleka refugee camp.Our mission is to use films as a platform to identify, assess and fix problems that forcibly displaced people are struggling with and therefore help them actively participate in the integrated & sustainable community development.

To be honest, nothing is more challenging than making fictional or real life based documentaries.


Nov 10, 2017
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Awesome 
by: Samuel Ogeda 

I like the website so far. Looks like I'm going to learn a lot here.Nov 07, 2017
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Am glad to be part of this sharing and learning experience. 
by: Isaac 

Am excited about this whole experience...


Nov 05, 2017
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A story to heal my soul 
by: Cheryl 

Hello! 
I've been wanting to make this documentary for ten years and hope to find help with where to start and how to stay motivated and focused. 

I have the entire story. It is personal and controversial which is why I've been procrastinating for so long. But it's something that needs to be done. A story that needs to be told. More truths that need to be uncovered. A wound that needs to be healed. 

Thank you for your inspiration and free tips and guidelines. The logistics are the hardest part for me. I'm determined to make it happen. 

Nov 04, 2017
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Best place to be for docs 
by: Samuel 

This Is so far the best resource centre for me, I am working on a documentary about some young Refugees from South Sudan living in Camps in Uganda. As I do my research I got here.
I am a Filmmaker in Uganda.
Hope I will learn and have time to share.


Oct 31, 2017
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Thank You 
by: filmmaker 

Thank you Desktop Documentaries for this information. Im looking forward to staying connected to you and your products. Thanks,


Oct 13, 2017
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Thanks for this course! 
by: Jessie j. Cunningham 

I am very grateful that someone thought of making the process of making documentaries down to earth enough. You have taken the mystery out of it for me. As I begin, I want you to know, I'm going to have a lot of questions as a beginner. But I have a vision for important work in our present society on issues I feel must be tackled. So thanks again. Sorry for registering in so late. I hope that many here will become my life long mentors and friends and help me out a bit with your experience.


Oct 11, 2017
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Love it! 
by: Beth 

Love this website! Starting my endeavour to build my second documentary film called "Life as an Australian Drag Queen" following the story of one man's journey into Australian drag culture. Any tips welcomed!


Oct 04, 2017
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Just hoping to be a great actor... 
by: Devon N.S. Ryan 

I like this website and I owe all my confidence to the website itself from today. Thank you guys. This is awesome.


Sep 25, 2017
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Hello 
by: Talent 

I am happy to have found this page. Am doing film, radio and televition production at University of Zimbabwe ,so we have a task of making a documentary i hope this page will help me with the imformation that i need so to produce a good documentary.


Sep 05, 2017
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Going Home to Africa 
by: Dot 

Hi, after 36 years out of Zimbabwe and 20 out of Africa I am planning to return by driving home from Europe and in doing so make a documentary of my 20k kms journey, but I also have some additional ideas. Really new at this so I need all the information and help I can get and this site is proving to be very useful.


Sep 02, 2017
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Hello everybody 
by: Zofia 

I came across this website when searching the Internet for some other information. I am in a process of making my first doc film, about Clementina Sobieska (1702-1735), the wife of would-be King James III.
As it is a historical documentary I still have a lot of things to do to get facts right, but I hope this website will clarify few things for me. 
Good luck to everybody!


Jul 22, 2017
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Work In Progress 
by: Aaron Inamara 

Hi, I am a visual researcher from Papua New Guinea. My current project is about the plight of the Manam Island IDPs which involves the production of a 20 minutes video. Getting into this free online course is an opportunity of a lifetime and I hope to bring as much of what I gain from it to finish my current project and also hone my film making skills in order to pursue a participatory community filming projects.

I have always wanted to get more insights into film making and just happened to come across this website while web surfing and it definitely feels like hitting a pot of gold. 

So 'great-full', thank you Faith. 

Aaron

Jul 19, 2017
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Loved your webinar!!! 
by: Sheryl Dolley 

I am a business writer/publicist. I write pitches, business plans and projects for clients. When the webinar offered the opportunity, I wanted more information. I always give the budget to someone more qualified because I am a wordsmith with persuasive communication. The webinar made me start thinking in a new direction.

I am honored to be among the members of this site.

Sheryl


Jul 19, 2017
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Thank You 
by: Tanya 

Incredibly resourceful and helpful. Thank you.


Jul 15, 2017
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Begining Documentary filming 
by: Robert M 

Hi, 
My name is Robert and I'm in the US. I found this site very helpful in guiding me through the process of picking or rather choosing the gear for documentary. I really appreciate all the hard work Faith has put in.


Jul 15, 2017
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Freelance Cinematography 
by: Xolali 

My name is Xolali from Ghana,I find this page very useful as i am beginner learning new things in the production of documentaries. I will be producing my very first documentary and i think the site will help me to do best thanks to be part of this big family.


Jun 23, 2017
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pretty useful 
by: Juan Gustavo 

Yes.. very didactic. Thank you.
I'm a beginner who is about to start making documentaries for my school, so I wanted at least some insights. You've given me more than that, I guess.


Jun 20, 2017
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My first 
by: William Benner 

Hello, and thank you for your site! I am a video producer attempting my first documentary/training tape on the subject of Suicide prevention. This will be a "cutting edge" type of learning tool for Mental Health graduate students, that has a great potential for preparing them on the best way to communicate with suicidal clients. It will be presented by a Psychiatrist, Dr. Steven Goldberg, and will be a hour in length. It has also the potential of becoming a lintier series of DVDS, which may even move into other Mental Health subjects as well. If you would like to contact me about this project, please email me @ williambenner9@gmail.com


Jun 07, 2017
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RELIEVED!!! 
by: Sylvia Armendáriz 

Relieved is exactly how I feel bc although I've been in front of the camera many times, I'm just venturing into working behind it. I know I have a lot to learn. I'm making my first doc and knew nothing about how to do it. Frankly, I was feeling panicked and slightly terrified. I found DD thru an online search for info about making docs and voila! here I am. Just took the free starter course and already have solid steps to take. I know I'm in the best place to start my learning. Now, thanks to DD, I'm no longer in the basement (or maybe even the sub-basement) but on the first floor and I intend to go as high as I can! I'm relieved, calmer and excited!!


Jun 06, 2017
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A Great site 
by: Shane McLachlan 

Hi there, I've been in video production for the past 30 years and have only recently started creating my own docos. Desktop Documentaries is an excellent resource for film makers across the board.


May 30, 2017
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Location Manager 
by: Tsvetan 

Hi guys! I am currently living in Bulgaria and I am about to graduate my master degree and finally to be a producer. I was looking for tips in the web about my documentary movie and here I am. Thank you!


May 26, 2017
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Taking The Leap 
by: Lee 

I've just taken the first leap and purchased the Desktop Documentaries on preparing a fundraising documentary. I've briefly read the contents. I already love it and I can't wait to sink my teeth into writing up the proposal.


May 19, 2017
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Tremendous initiative! 
by: José Rangel 

As a beginner videographer and film lover, having a site like this at hand, where you can save yourself time in finding related information and concentrating on one site, is invaluable.
Thank you very much for creating this site.


May 11, 2017
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Cameraman/Radio Officer 
by: Timoci 

I find this page very useful as iam learning new things in the production of documentaries.Did one doco but needs alot of coaching and advise to be a good doco producer.

Thanks.


May 11, 2017
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TV REPORTER 
by: Maha 

Very glad to came across desktop documentaries. 
I am a TV reporter and I am looking forward to start my new documentary and learning from you.

May 08, 2017
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Solid Foundation 
by: Amber Rose 

Thank you for providing and sharing your Documentary Starter Kit. I'm a recent college graduate and current intern at KLRU-TV, PBS Austin and am beyond interested in producing documentaries. I am in the stages of doing a few shorts to "get my feet wet." I really appreciate that the kit provides a solid foundation on which to build the stories. I look forward to the free weekly tips!


Apr 20, 2017
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Thank you. 
by: David Garza 

Hello DD, 

Thank you for being such a valuable resource for everything Documentary, I am a DP with 15 years of experience producing corporate, and commercial videos, and I am in the process of producing my very first documentary. I've scoured the internet looking for a resourceful website and have not found anything close to DD. Once again thank you and I look forward to all of your advice, courses, tips, and weekly emails. 

Cheers


Apr 19, 2017
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Valuable Film Information! 
by: Renee Golden 

Thank you DeskTop Documentaries for offering your valuable, exciting film making information! I am extremely looking forward to working on my very first film, using your FREE information! So glad I signed up for your newsletter!


Apr 13, 2017
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Excited :-) 
by: Alex 

Hello, I am Alex from Slovakia. 
Me and my husband love the film making experience and recently we decided to make documentary about our travelling experiences. 
So I just type in google"how to make documentary" and here I am now :-)
Im excited about this new journey with you, guys :-)


Apr 12, 2017
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What it Takes documentary interview 
by: Stephnie Clark 

4/11/17 Thanks to Amber T. for her interview about the making of her film 'What it takes'. I too am embarking on this rough and tumble road to film making. My subject is the lack of transparency in government and how the U.S. Core Citizen: the family can gather together and get involved in the running of this country. May I refer this interview of Amber in my distribution dialog for my film?


Apr 07, 2017
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Teaching Tool 
by: Asiyah 

Hi, I am a High School Teacher. I decided to teach film making as a honor course and found this site extremely helpful. All the skills they are learning satisfy the core curriculum required by the state. Thanks


Apr 05, 2017
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Great place to get started 
by: Slumbee 

I have been in the film industry (Movie censorship & classification) for about four years now. I recently decided to venture into the art of film making and i stumbled on this lovely site. I like the fact that it is simple and easy to navigate. The tips and instructions are straight forward and very handy.
Over the next couple of days/weeks, i hope to come here and get all the needed information and materials i'll be needing on this journey.

Thank you


Mar 18, 2017
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Thanks 
by: Anonymous 

Feeling good to have a place to teach me things and to help me.


Mar 18, 2017
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helping 
by: malini 

hi,
I am a journalist.
I have made more then 100 shows very very similar to documentary films, but now I am learning new things from your site.
thank you.


Mar 05, 2017
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Newbie:) 
by: Renee 

Hello my name is Renee Spurlin and I'm a recent Journalism graduate. My plans are to create a documentary film about race and heritage. As passionate as I am about the subject matter, filming this documentary is uncharted territory for me. I'm a little scared, but I'm ready for the challenge. I hope to learn all the I can along the way and I look forward to using your daily tips to do so.


Mar 03, 2017
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New to the community 
by: Victor 

I work part time as a freelance journalist who is looking to get in to documentary film making more. I searched around to many different sites, but I would have to say this seems to be the most resourceful and substantive. Looking forward to learning and interacting with others here!

-Victor


Mar 01, 2017
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G'day from Trevor Brown, Australia 
by: Trevor Brown 

I'm in the middle section of producing a documentary, 'Post Development' zone as all the filming as been just about been done and dusted. Lots of amount of video's, interviews and screens. My investors waiting for me to produce the project and just want to see it. I'm sure I have questions but a the moment just happy to look around your website.


Feb 25, 2017
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Excellent 
by: Dorothy Meck 

I have found this sight very helpful. Iv been making documentaries since 2009 but with a lot of questions that no one could give clear answers to... now Im answered in full. Thank you for this excellent site


Feb 14, 2017
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I'm not alone - I see 
by: Horsehound 

A retired researcher who has used video interview to enable individual voices to be heard around difficult /contested topics such as managing land for bushfire protection/prevention. 

However, my real passion is horses and how they teach us to be better people. As prey animals, they are vulnerable, easily dominated and are quick to lose trust in us predators. For a harmonious relationship, a person needs to be able to build trust and keep it, have good self awareness, clarity of mind, free of judgement and a body free of brace. Having said all that - I am excited about an idea to interview horsemen (famous and not so) to reveal a heart story between man and horse that resonates across 'all' other relationships. Drawing out their individual capacity to have a 'harmonious relationship'. 
Delighted to have found this site as I commit to the task. All comments welcome


Feb 06, 2017
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Inspired 
by: Bren 

I had been trying to find info on how to estimate costs for budgeting for certain things like the ongoing needs of research, or even the expected budget cost for Expert Interviews. I had been researching online all weekend to no avail, yet kept finding myself navigating back to your site uncovering more filmmaking surprises. Thank you very much! This is by far the most comprehensive documentary filmmaking website I've found out there. I was an actor/screenwriter for years til my career was unexpectedly cut short, tho the activist/storyteller in me will never quit. I am just stepping back up... I am vastly familiar with the creative aspects of the process, but not the producing/budgeting pieces-which is clearly necessary to receive any funding I am hoping to start the 7 day documentary course by week's end, excited for all else I might uncover to along this journey... Thanks again, very much!


Feb 03, 2017
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A GREAT STARTING LINE 
by: Ernest Enobong 

I'm a screenwriter.I developed interest in documentary film-making long ago, but have been procrastinating going into production. Your site has been a great inspiration. I guess I'm all set to answer the call now.


Jan 30, 2017
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New to Site 
by: On-tee 

New to making Documentaries; I interested in making a Doco on SCHIZOPHRENIA; to help explain the illness to the patient for better understanding. Looking at people who have both hearing voices and seeing images. Looking at the stresses of life and various drugs have a play in this.


Jan 28, 2017
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N.Ireland filmmaker 
by: George Kingsnorth 

Hi. This is a great site. I've been working in documentary production since 1984 originally as an editor cutting films for BBC and ITV. I have also taught media production in further and higher education and am now working on a range of projects from short to long form docs with old friends from industry who love their craft.
Regards
George


Jan 24, 2017
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New kid in documentary 
by: Berenger 

Hi everyone, I am Berenger Owondo from Gabon based in South Africa. I own a humble organization called Owondo Corporate Digital Media Production ( OCDMP) . We are an organization which first empower young and women, we are interested in the path of making documentaries about real life and real people, any tips that anyone could provide will be helpful, also I found this website extremely informative soon I will take 7 days crash documentaries courses online... I wish us all the best on our journey.

Like & Share OCDMP


Jan 04, 2017
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Telling my son's story 
by: Cynthia Turner 

My story is based on facts lust lies and the murder of my youngest son and how we can live with emotional catastrophes, and how do we prevent it.. for our future generations.

This site is great cant wait to be a part of this awesome crew, happy new years..this is going to be a great year 2017....


Dec 29, 2016
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For Fun 
by: Timothy 

Hi, I'm retiring from my day job and working on documentary shorts for public access and web series.


Dec 19, 2016
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Old guy wanting to make a difference 
by: Norm 

Hi everyone,

Hello from New Mexico USA. I'm nearing 6 decades of life and in the last year I have become enamored with the possibility of creating documentary films. I currently create some commercial videos as a side business but I would like to take that to a higher level in making films that might make even the smallest difference for creating a better world for all who live on this planet. I'm very much looking forward to what I can learn here.


Dec 13, 2016
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Helpful 
by: Moses 

hi I am Moses in Zimbabwe and I found this website as I was looking for other tips on making sound documentaries. I found very helpfull tips on this site.


Dec 06, 2016
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Useful 
by: Jay0767 

First time ive seen this, but it gave me the info i was looking for straight off without all the clean my pc plugins you usually get. As i went through it showed me so much more.. great site.


Dec 05, 2016
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Hello team ;) 
by: Dardir 

I'm Mohamed Dardir,TV Studio Director, from Egypt.. 
I knew this brilliant web site through searching about tips and information for documentaries, because I have an "Idea" and I want to work on and draw it in real life... So I need help! :D.. I like the "Documentary Starter Kit" course, Thank you Faith...


Dec 04, 2016
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Movie Kid 
by: Jonah 

Hello! I got inspired with those independent films that have been made here, and outside our country. I really hope that I can contribute and share my work to the world!!!


Nov 27, 2016
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Anis_productions 
by: Anis 

Hi, I'm Anis and I am happy to be a part of the website ! I'm an upcoming film student also have a passion for photography.


Nov 21, 2016
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documentary development 
by: Primrose Fundai 

hello. I am Primrose Fundai FROM Zimbabwe. I am very grateful for this valuable information.I DO charity work ,working with orphans and vulnerable children,HIV prevention programming and would like to start my first documentary.


Nov 17, 2016
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glad to find this site 
by: Tshireletso 

looking forward to learn sumthing that I always wanted to learn, I always wanted to tell stories period.


Nov 16, 2016
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GREAT I FOUND THIS SITE 
by: Gaone Bonyana Tapologo 

So excited to be part of this team and I am hoping to learn more. Just about to start on my first doc. I am a young lady from Botswana.


Nov 13, 2016
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Great site 
by: Mike 

Thank You for the simple and concise detailed information


Nov 01, 2016
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Glad I've found this site 
by: Sukey 

Hi, it's good to have a go-to web page. I'm producing my first short doc with the view to working on more docs and don't have funds to go to film school! So need all the info/help I can get. Nice to meet you all :)


Oct 22, 2016
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Inspirational 
by: Dr. Zango 

I'm challenged to produce a documentary on my organization. I was never involved or had an idea, but going through this website it feels great, can do it and even feel like changing my profession. If I don't change then I will hug firmly film making as my second. I will keep in touch, put in my best to surprise them with an unpresidented documentry courtesy Faith international


Oct 18, 2016
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Great Team 
by: Gyana 

Its nice to make contact with you guys. Hoping to learn a lot from here. Cheers!


Oct 17, 2016
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So cool to be here 
by: @Trinity 

Hi fellow filmmakers My name is Trinity, a Nigerian Port Harcourt base Videographer. For the first time I delve into making documentaries which I intend starting next week. I have already gotten a lot of tips down here and I hope to put all of em to work.
Thanks and best regards @Trinity


Oct 15, 2016
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excellent 
by: ringi 

This is one site in a million lm glad to be part of it waaauuuu


Oct 13, 2016
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Tips & Advice 
by: Martin Watchorn 

I am currently directing my second documentary. Discovering the advice from Desktop Documentaries this year has been really helpful and gives me confidence to know so many other filmmakers are in similar positions. 
I look forward to receiving more tips from this site and suggest anyone interest in producing, directing or pitching documentaries sign up to this fantastic site and all the free advice available!


Oct 10, 2016
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great learning opportunity 
by: Jeff 

Hi Jeff, From Kenya. Just about to begin shooting a documentary, believe this will be helpful.


Oct 06, 2016
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Blessing 
by: Jo Chancellor 

Your site is quite a blessing to me. I am very blessed to be filming my first feature film. "Environment For Murder".
I am also beginning my first music documentary. Looking forward to your 
tips.


Oct 06, 2016
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Greetings 
by: Umar 

Hi guys i am from Sierra Leone,hope to learn new things as we are just in the preliminary stage in film making.


Oct 04, 2016
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Hello to My Filmmaking Family! 
by: C. CiCi Carter 

Hi everyone! I pray all is well with all of you! As we each start or continue on this journey, may we all be a support to each other and learn from the breadth of the information on this website!

Thank you so much for this information! I just joined, but I am already loving it!

Warmest regards,

CiCi


Sep 29, 2016
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Great! 
by: Kene benedicts 

I am a photographer and a pencil cartoonist, I am from Lagos Nigeria, I had an offer to make a demo type documentary, of which I haven't done before, then I hit the internet and puuff here I am up in the sky by just the front page...this is a real tool kit for beginners..


Sep 13, 2016
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Documentary of Political Issues in My Country 
by: Edward Odonkor 

I have been in South Africa for about 15years and next year I want to relocate back to my Country Ghana. Four years ago I started part time photography biz. If i get back home, I want to start shooting documentaries of pressing issues in my country to make a change in my country for the future generation of my country. So I searched the net about how to make documentary films. This site has all the advice I will need, its only a fews hours and my mind is cleared about my doubts on shooting documentaries. 

Thank you for this great site.


Sep 13, 2016
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FarSide Productions, South Africa 
by: Andrew Newby 

Greetings from Hopefield, Western Cape, South Africa. This looks like a great forum. I'm expecting good things.


Sep 13, 2016
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Glad to join everybody 
by: Aaron Collins 

I actually have already been receiving emails from this site, it's just the first time I'be signed the guest list. I'm looking forward to learning all I can about making documentaries.


Aug 15, 2016
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Communication Officer 
by: Ben Korok Talakam 

Thank you so much for this site. I am doing my first documentary on reconciliation processes in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea and couldn't get it off until going through this site. I am now planning the documentary. 

Really needed assistance in planning and scripting but here I kind of found my bearings. 

Thank you again!


Aug 15, 2016
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Thanks 
by: Pat 

I am new at this yet I have spent the last 40 years of my life looking for the answer to my people problems, and at 69I Have been given this change to make my point by making a film and audio documentary on Aboriginal Leadership for my PhD, then I found you, great timing thanks


Aug 15, 2016
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Great 
by: Rebecca Amulen 

Greatest and most helpful site for upcoming documentary makers. 

Thank you 


Aug 05, 2016
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New and want to improve 
by: Vero 

Hello,
Thank you for this site. My honey and I both finished our military careers and we are seeking to capture some very valuable things... He's been doing it for a while and me, I'm new. We're hoping to find grants, great mentors and unlimited info and tips. Thanks for having this page... As I experience it I'm sure the other stars will be "presented".


Jul 29, 2016
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Most helpful 
by: White peaks 

Most interesting and helpful site.


Jul 28, 2016
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Very grateful 
by: Appiah 

As a film and documentary student, i find this website as a real tool kit.


Jul 22, 2016
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very rich site 
by: David A 

i am so glad i could find a website with so rich information as what i find here. i think each day draws me closer to my dreams and those seemingly insurmountable obstacles are gradually giving way


Jul 13, 2016
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Very much thrilled!!! 
by: Rose 

I'm just really excited to start learning about making documentaries and I'm veryyyyyy glad I found this place because it's perfect!


Jul 12, 2016
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Thanks for helping others 
by: engr roland 

All the Testimony is giving Hope for the upcoming to get strong and to know more. We appreciate your effort.


Jun 13, 2016
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inspiration and motivation 
by: Ellen Z. 

Thanks for always seeming to provide exactly what I needed exactly when I needed it. Your great information and amazing responsiveness are tremendously appreciated!May 04, 2016
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One who knows 
by: Jennifer 

You can tell by the questions Faith asks that she truly understands the difficulties encountered by documentary filmmakers. She knows the ups and downs. The effort it takes to reach milestones along the path.

It's a major undertaking and she offers resources and support that we all need. It feels good to read her words of encouragement. Keep the faith!


Apr 22, 2016
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love the site! 
by: Pamela Enzweiler Pulice 

Hi Faith, I love your site, and I appreciate the way you turn complicated concepts into clear, concise, easy to digest information. I am working on my first documentary, and you are someone I turn to.

Pamela Enzweiler Pulice
Reel Stories Productions


Feb 21, 2016
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very helpful! 
by: Denisa P. 

I work in film production and I have a documentary project. I came across your website accidentally when I was researching the Internet. I find your website very useful for all those interested in making documentaries and I already found a lot of interesting and helpful information.

Thank you very much again and keep connected!

Kind regards,
Denisa


Dec 04, 2015
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Excellent support and education 
by: Michael 

Now I can really appreciate this site, starting our first documentary. Excellent! Everything is all here, accept for the Canadian side of legalities. but still, this saves me so much time and money.

Thank you Desktop Documentaries!


Sep 28, 2015
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Awesome experience 
by: Josue Oropeza, Hemet, CA 

Thank you, you really make this learning experience so easy. It probably would have taken me years to find all of this out on my own!


Aug 16, 2015
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love 
by: Brittany Gamboa 

I love your site thank you so much for all of this, you're great! I may not be a budding film maker per se, but I do want to make videos. Some sentences I read on here are actually, dare I say it, more eye-opening and helpful than what I personally learned in school. Thank you!!

Aug 10, 2015
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congratulations 
by: Leo Eaton 

I found your site by chance while suggesting crowd funding to a colleague. Congratulations, as someone who's made a living out of documentaries for 30 years, this is one of the most comprehensive summaries of what it takes to do it that I've ever seen.

Leo Eaton · President & CEO at Eaton Creative, Inc


Jun 25, 2015
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I found it verry impressive and helpfull 
by: Mpendulo ntombela 

Impressive


Jun 04, 2015
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fabulous site! 
by: Sherif Fayek 

Thanks for this fantastic site, that gives hope, practical advise, and much guidance while one could easily feel lost beginning from nowhere, in this chasing of dreams adventure..

I discovered by coincidence your fabulous site, while looking for tips about documentary filmmaking, for an idea of a small documentary I wish I could realise in Manhattan..

It is so comforting to see all these testimonials and the large community of persons that followed this pass, generously giving advise and guidance to new comers.


Apr 28, 2015
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Impressive and Informative 
by: Michael 

The tools you offer are impressive, and will accelerate my growth as documentarian very quickly. Thank you!


Apr 15, 2015
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Bestest way of learning documentary film making 
by: Leila Sheikh 

Learning! Learning! Learning! 
What a wonderful way to learn. 
Asante/Thank You Faith. 
Leila Sheikh 
Tanzania


Apr 15, 2015
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Forget the 800 comment - you corrected situation fast via email! 
by: Anonymous 

At least you respond fast to emails sent this on your website. Thank you for that (but it would benefit you to have that 800 number!)


Mar 20, 2015
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Best site I ever visited 
by: Rani Wahidi 

This is the best website I have ever visited and have benefited a great deal from it. I improved my skills and I started making documentaries after learning from this site and since then i have made 4 documentaries. I really would like to thank you for the great tips and techniques given by this site.

Rani Wahidi
Pakistan


Jan 27, 2015
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Glad about James continuing with his project 
by: Leila Sheikh 

Am really glad that Faith 'held' James's hand and helped him to not give up the film about his parents. 
Thank you Faith for 'being there'. 
Way to go James. 
Keep us posted. 
Leila 
Tanzania


Jan 26, 2015
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recommended resource 
by: Joyce Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles, CA) 

I am really enjoyed reading all of the materials and articles made available through Desktop Documentaries! I would recommend their site to any documentary filmmaker who wants to better their skills in today's market!! (via Facebook)


Dec 08, 2014
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It's amazing to have such great "Faith" 
by: James Williams 

A while ago I decided to walk away from a passion project of mine, namely, a story about my late parents. I had a grandiose dream to film and produce a feature documentary mini-series that would tell their story. My hope was to involve my siblings and as many family members as possible. 

But it turned into a fruitless effort and no avail with support or participation by any of my family, especially my sibs. After more than 15 years of effort, I put the project down and walked away from it altogether. 

Faith emailed me and expressed her sadness and disappointment at my decision, but respected it. She also encouraged me to not give up on it altogether. Recently, I had an epiphany of a sort. I watched some of my old works on the project, and suddenly my head was and is, swimming with a plethora of ideas for how to create a story film about the lives of my parents. 

instead of being a feature mini-series, it will be a feature length film, told from a single perspective, and will be a factual documentary only. No siblings, no family involved. Pieces are falling into place. 

Faith quietly and gently encouraged me to not give up on it. Thank you Faith. It is amazing what can happen if you have the right "Faith" in your corner, looking over your shoulder... I expect to finish the film in about 3 years, maybe less... 


Dec 07, 2014
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Awesome! 
by: Leila Sheikh 

I have learnt to be more confident as a documentary film maker. 
Asante Faith 
Leila


Dec 07, 2014
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Faith's not just a Pro! 
by: Tamba Jean-Matthew III 

Faith's not just a Professional, but a revolutinary! 

And her ideas will not only revolutionarise the film industry, but will go a long way in positively changing the way people do things. 


Oct 17, 2014
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One in a million! 
by: Samuel Wanjohi 

Finding a website that offers these valuable tips for free, in a world where most people are self-centered, is a great great thing! God bless you Faith!


Oct 14, 2014
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superb 
by: Abdullahi Baba Alawusa 

This site is wonderfully superb! All the documentary filmmaking tools and resources are provided, with emphasis on Do-it-yourself methods. Glad I`ve visited this site; it`s gonna be my favourite, am sure!


Oct 08, 2014
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wonderfully wonderful 
by: Tosin Akintuyosi 

The best crash course I've had in my life. I guess the next step apply all this knowledge into my next documentary. God bless you faith, with love from Lagos Nigeria.


Sep 18, 2014
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Greetings from Tanzania 
by: Leila Sheikh 

I have shared with my colleagues the tips and info which Faith posts regularly. 
Asante from Tanzania. 
Leila Sheikh


Jul 20, 2014
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It's to the Point! 
by: Melanie Armstrong 

Thank You Faith,
I love the 7 day crash course. I am a full time mother of two young children with a doco Idea that is unfolding right now. I needed something that's to the point and did not take up much time- this course is perfect!I have background in acting and presenting, so I have a bit of an idea of the film making process but this course connected all the dots and took the mystery away!


Jul 17, 2014
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Asante from Tanzania 
by: Leila 

Documentary film making is a relatively new genre in my country, Tanzania in East Africa. 
Faith, you are conducting a school without walls, a school without borders. 
Asante 
Leila


Jul 17, 2014
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thank you 
by: Rose Munyeki (Kenya) 

(via Facebook) 
I have a passion in film making and am working on my first documentary your website has just offered the steps which makes it easy for me to venture into the challenging world of film making but awarding too. thanks


May 16, 2014
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Thank you! 
by: Nicola Hague 

Thank you so much for your excellent site - I think it is the best I have seen in terms of demystifying the documentary filmmaking experience!


Apr 14, 2014
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Appreciation for wat u r doing.. 
by: Lenamile Motshegetsi 

m very blessed and m still learning from Desktop Documetaries..the information i get is very useful and powerful for a student like me who is doing television and film production.. 
m lookijng forward to produce my own documentaries..Thank u and God bles you


Mar 29, 2014
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GOOD JOB 
by: EMMANUEL KOECH 

IAM a student in africa country KENYA AND SCHOOL KENYA INSTITUTE OF MASS COMMUNICATION . iam studing fillm production directing . For me i have been using this page as my references point and it has help me out some much thank you so much good job


Mar 19, 2014
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A great help! 
by: Anonymous 

Thanks, I needed a direction and your words made my project possible. Re-organizing priorities has led me to go forward with confidence that I am able to turn my latest book into full documentary. Glad I found you! Thanks again!


Mar 09, 2014
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thank you!! 
by: Andrew Bloom 

THANK YOU for creating this website. I produced a documentary video waaay back around 1983. I've traveled a number of paths since then and find myself ready to produce again. Your website is an incredible resource to help me get going again. I'm also signing up with a local community access tv station to propel my efforts. I have a very definite idea for the documentary that I want to produce. I have a mostly un-related full-time day job so I won't be able to go full throttle. Thanks again for your contribution.


Feb 14, 2014
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Just Too Good To Be True 
by: Sobhanund Seeparsad 

I am a journalist from Mauritius and I followed your 7-day online course on documentary filmaking. I must say the course is more than excellent for those who want to know what documentary making involves. What is given in the course exceeds what one expects from even a seven-day inhouse workshop. The course is a good starting point for all creative people who contemplate a change in career. Thank you and keep the good work going. 


Jan 09, 2014
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THE BEST ONLINE DOCUMENTARY FILM UNIVERSITY EVER! 
by: Della Prince Diaba 

This site undoubtedly is the best Documentary Film University ever built online.I am a journalist and want to focus on documentary filmmaking, but have no professional training in film production. I have been scouting the internet for a very good website and I discovered this gem. Everything I need to become a professional documentary filmmaker is right here.This page is extremely indispensable! Thank God for the unselfish individual(s) who built this great site. God bless you!


Dec 21, 2013
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great resource (via Facebook) 
by: Kokasi Roland Odinga | Kampala, Uganda 

Desktop Documentaries is the best resource centre for film/documentary makers and ethusiasts I have known. I have my debts to pay for immensely benefiting from this resource centre. Faith Fuller, I am heavily indebted to particularly you. But I will soon pay my debts if you know what I mean.


Dec 16, 2013
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Thanks, Faith! 
by: Pawel Przywara, Ph. D. 

Dear Faith, 

your clues are very helpful for everybody who seriously thinks about making video documentaries. Thanks for all your tips and ideas, 

best regards, 
Pawel


Dec 14, 2013
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much good here 
by: mr almis 

My name is Almis. I appreciate the information you demonstrated about how to fund documentry films and how to carry it out and shown the system of modern knowledge. I thank mortals like yourselves.


Dec 11, 2013
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Thank You!! 
by: Bella Thomson 

I am actually a high school filmmaker, but I am currently working on an hour-long documentary about Tourette Syndrome. It may sound crazy, but I produced the half hour pilot version of the documentary in grade nine! I am very passionate about filmmaking, as well as raising awareness for Tourette Syndrome, so I am very happy to be working on a project in which I can combine both! 

I didn't discover your website until last summer when I was planning my full film, but once I did I felt saved! There is so much useful information on there that is very helpful for my project! I salute all of the work you have done :-)

I look forward to learning even more from your website, and would be happy to send you a copy of my film when it is finished! 

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**Note added by Desktop Documentaries: Learn more about Bella's project and watch the pilot for her doc here: What Makes Us Tic | Tourette Syndrome Documentary


Sep 20, 2013
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amazingly helpful 
by: M M Lawrence 

I'm a first time producer and in preproduction for my first documentary. Already, I've found your site amazingly helpful. I will be visiting often. 

Thanks for putting this out there.


Sep 06, 2013
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love it - thank you - 
by: Tricia Greenwood 

I am working on a documentary for the first time- this info is so helpful.... 

I want to inspire others to follow their dreams and the desires of their hearts no matter what they have gone through- be it loss, suffering or betrayal. 

My film will be about the journey in making music and finding my purpose later in life. 


Jul 17, 2013
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very inspiring (via Facebook) 
by: Aijan Mynbaeva | Almaty, Kazakhstan 

Dear Faith, I want to say that I admire you very much. Not only did you turn your impressive experience into a great asset, you provide much needed help to newbies like me. You example is very inspiring. Thank you!


Jul 17, 2013
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Empowering! 
by: Bradford Myers 

(via Facebook) 
I'm extremely grateful for this website and the information herein. I feel fortunate Google placed your website near (or at) the top of my search. The content you've provided has greatly encouraged me and empowered my will to film my documentary. I now know I can successfully express myself and justly reflect my subject matters with everything contained on these pages. This website is a definitive one-stop source that I'll use for my artistic endeavor.


May 25, 2013
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thanks 
by: Odil Ents (via Facebook) 

A well thought out and concisely written website... many thanks... just stumbled upon it by chance... glad I did though!


May 16, 2013
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Very Helpful 
by: Anonymous 

I am studying an MA in Documentary and its a useless course so I stumbled upon this website by pure chance and I am very pleased that I did. I find it has some excellent information which is very helpful to a newbie like myself so a big Thumbs Up!


Apr 01, 2013
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thank you! 
by: James M. Williams Jr. 

Faith Fuller at Desktop-Documentaries.com continues to provide high quality services and assistance to any "Wannabe" documentary filmmaker and/or videographer. 

Much of what she provides is free, including all the links for grants, filmmaking, info about cameras, camcorders, audio, pre-production and post and so much more. 

She gives an incredible wealth of information and does it most of it for free. What she does charge for are her books that she invested years and countless hours putting together, yet her prices for them are so affordable and beyond reasonable. While it's true her books are electronic, the information they contain are invaluable to anyone wanting to delve into the field of filmmaking and videography. 

Thank you Faith for everything, but most of all, for your continued support and inspiration. 

James M. Williams Jr. 
Owner: Raven's Feather Studio & Froglips Productions 


Mar 05, 2013
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first class website 
by: Peter Thompson 

I was pleasantly surprised at the simplicity, cleanliness, content and layout of your website. 
The quality and scope is very adequate for me as a relative beginner in videography. 

I am 67 years of age and love making documentaries of the local fauna in my travels around Australia. 

Once again, thanks for the help you offer on your site and congratulations on your presentation, it is 1st class.


Feb 25, 2013
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hope for the best 
by: ProbirRoy 

your website is absoluety very useful for documentary film makers around the world who are searching for new light.Probir Roy.cinematographer.India


Jan 15, 2013
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Thank you Faith and blessings. 
by: Charlie Smith 

Thank you Faith and blessings. Congratulations with your accomplishments and with your desire to help other. I feel truly blessed to have found your web sight. I am in process of finishing one of multiple books I am writing, I also own the rights to an awesome rap song that is finished that is about my life, and lastly, I have been working on my life documentary film gathering interviews, photos, video footage, etc. and remain excited as I plan to release the book, cd, and dvd documentary simultaneously. Thank you once again for your impartation of knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and experience that will contribute to the success of my product launch within the months to come. Have a great, special, and blessed day. 

Warm Regards, 

Charlie Smith


Nov 17, 2012
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new documentary film maker. 
by: Audley G. Smith 

I had my stories in my head for a while until I say a lot of people can very much benefit from my stories,this site has made it possible for me to do so.I didn't know it could be so easy & straight forward.Thank you I really appreciate your support.Audley Smith Jnr.


Nov 14, 2012
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Outstanding! 
by: John Maslowski 

Your website is amazing! I am in the process of making my first documentary on an iPhone and I have learned so much here already. Not only is the content great I find it easy to navigate the site. Kudos!


Nov 02, 2012
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documentary ideas 
by: Uzoma Oguh, Lagos, Nigeria 

Ever since stumbling on this website my world has changed! thank you DIY documentary


Aug 16, 2012
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Superb 
by: Ali-H 

Excellent! Amazing! Can't wait to get going. 
Thanks for your help Faith x


Aug 03, 2012
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Truely great 
by: subhasish 

Really ideas are very good and affordable. I am definitely going to experiment these in my next shooting. Thank and looking ahead for many more such ideas or tips. 
From 
Subhasish Das 
Guwahati (INDIA)


Jul 04, 2012
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REQUEST 
by: PRINCE OSCAR 

i need to know more about your organization. i also need your email address so that we can communicate better.


Jun 04, 2012
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Great site! 
by: Daniel Rucerito - Full Sail University 

Great information and a perfect one stop internet source for everything you need to know about making a film documentary.


Apr 26, 2012
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many thanks 
by: Susan West · London, United Kingdom 

Thank you so much, all the information here has come in very handy for me.


Apr 06, 2012
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thanks, nicely done 
by: Gary D'Arcy, Edinburgh UK 

About to embark on my very first project and this site is a treasure trove of hints and tips. Wow and thank you!


Mar 30, 2012
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really like it 
by: Abhimanyu Humagin, Nepal 

I am delighted to read this blog. Really helpful and inspirational.. 

Abhimanyu Humagin 
Film Studies at Contemporary Vision and SEF- Nepal


Mar 25, 2012
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nice work 
by: Deepankar Cariñoso Adhikary - Mexico 

Very informative and helpful... like all the articles! Thanks D. Documentaries 

Deepankar Cariñoso Adhikary 
Lifestyle Photographer/ Film Maker at AD photography


Mar 24, 2012
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thank you 
by: Jack Kau - Johannesburg, South Africa 

Great site with great solutions.


Mar 06, 2012
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God bless 
by: Dillon Naicker · Johannesburg, Gauteng 

God bless you for all you give through this site! Thank you! 

Feb 24, 2012
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great appreciation 
by: Abel Dzobo, Zimbabwe 

(via Facebook) 
Great appreciation of all the various stages of filmmaking. Suffered on the distribution part when I did my first documentary "The Show Goes On" about a Zimbabwean musician who was suffering from cancer, but would not let it get him down. he kept on recording new albums and performing at live shows. I hired a big didtributor and lost it all to piracy. So the page on distribution is particularly enlightening.Feb 22, 2012
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nice 
by: La White, USA 

Great site. I will be visiting alot.


Feb 17, 2012
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Desktop Documentaries website... 
by: James, Anchorage Alaska 

I have visited and continue to visit this website many times since I discovered it a few years ago. The information she provides and giving people the ability and choice to post their documentary ideas is a HUGE asset. 

I also appreciate all the links and information that she posts and provides for free. I've learned a lot since I started using her website as an information source. Thank you FAITH FULLER!!! You are a true inspiration. 

James


Feb 15, 2012
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Good job! 
by: Som Prasad Niroula (ASIA) 

Good job!


Feb 15, 2012
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thanks! 
by: Erickson Sosokoneh 

For quite sometime now trying to find to improve on my talent in documentary production, thanks to desktop-documentaries.com for their step by step making documentaries.Feb 14, 2012
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Great site 
by: Dennis Makawa Mbewe, South Africa 

Great site. I find documentaries fascinating! I believe I have my own stories to tell.........and there is always the first to take to get to the top.........


Feb 08, 2012
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good ideas, thanks 
by: Jagath Arachchige, Sri Lanka 

Thanks a lot. actually I was searching for more tactics for documentary film. This site gave me some ideas.


Feb 02, 2012
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highest ratings 
by: Supriyo Maulik, Calcutta INDIA 

The tips on this site are pragmatic and provides enough impetus to starters! Thanks dear publisher..


Jan 23, 2012
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Long Beach, CA USA 
by: Dennis Weber 

Thanks to the author -- I found the camcorder article comprehensive, and it helped me to narrow down what is important or essential for a beginner cinematographer.


Jan 23, 2012
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Very insightful 
by: Sarah Glenn - USA 

Wonderful to learn that the great mysteries of video making are so easily manageable! I am grateful for this resource that gives me a DIY option when faced with VERY inflated prices from professional film makers.


Jan 19, 2012
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Excellent! 
by: Mary Samu, Harare (Zimbabwe) 

Excellent!


Jan 19, 2012
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very helpful! 
by: Lisa Arslanian | Damascus, Syria 

I'll soon be starting work on a documentary, the site has helped me put some order in my thoughts, helpful hints!


Jan 18, 2012
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big help.. thanks! 
by: Israel Jibunor, South Africa 

After reading the article on steps to follow after post production of film, I felt more uplifting and encouraged to go ahead in shooting my african base action film. this film will set for shooting in south africa. please wish me good luck.


Jan 18, 2012
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thumbs up! 
by: Sabrina Aviles - Boston, Mass. (USA) 

I am a professional filmmaker, and I applaud this site for detailing the ABC's of documentary filmmaker. It serves as my own checklist as I continue making my own films... Thanks!


Jan 18, 2012
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Your site is a big help 
by: Wibe Yego 

Thanks a lot for your continued support and advise on documentary making. I am indeed gaining a lot miles away from you. 

I am based in East Africa, Kenya and what I read from your site is sharpening my skills and is opening my ways. I have been making documentaries, but through your guidance I believe that I will make 
even better documentaries. 

Thanks a great deal Faith!


Jan 10, 2012
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inspired... 
by: Sharon Rush Green, Texas USA 

thank you, I had been wanting to do a documentary for so long. but just didn't have idea where I would start. everything u listed to help me get started was what I been thinking. always second guessing myself. but when you get confirmation then you know it shall happen.


Jan 03, 2012
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very helpful 
by: Paddy Karanja 

I am a trained film professional, but the wealth of knowledge as offered by desktop documentaries is invaluable. thanks much.


Jan 03, 2012
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thanks for posting 
by: Fellan Ikenga · Nairobi, Kenya 

Thanx for posting this article. We as script writers are really learning more than enough and can authoritatively lecture on documentary.


Jan 03, 2012
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very nice 
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This is a very nice briefing and will help me in my film competition.Thanks guys.


Jan 03, 2012
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thank u guys.Jan 03, 2012
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thank you so much :D this is a big help so that I can finish my project.


Jan 03, 2012
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Jan 03, 2012
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Enough to make a quintessential doc filmmaker.


Jan 03, 2012
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Jan 03, 2012
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Jan 03, 2012
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Jan 03, 2012
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A very meaningful site for my students. They are interested in film making.


Dec 27, 2011
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Dec 24, 2011
Thank you!! 
by: Sarah, Sydney, Australia 

I just wanted to say that I think your website is amazing. I am a beginner with an idea, and the info and articles on your website are easy to understand and answer many questions I have. I was also impressed that I got some feedback on my doco idea within about 24 hours of posting it. I can't wait to start filming!




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